childhood overweightAn 8-week-old boy is brought for evaluation of gradually worsening yellow skin discoloration of about 1 week’s duration.
childhood overweightThe mother of a 7-month-old female infant was very concerned about a “bump” in her child’s perianal area that she thought was a hemorrhoid.
childhood overweightA17-year-old boy who had been struck in the left eye by a glass bottle 3 days earlier presented to the emergency department with orbital bruising, eye pain, and swelling.
childhood overweight<P>According to the National Center for Health Statistics, almost one-fifth of American children<BR>aged 6 to 11 years are overweight—a proportion that has been increasing in recent years. Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults, following a pathway toward such health complications as heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea. As pediatricians, we are constantly looking for new ways to battle the obesity epidemic, and wonder what else we can do to slow the progression of the trend.</P>
Photo Essay, pruritusIn children, most causes of itching are the result of skin disease, not underlying systemic illness.
Case in Point<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Screen%20Shot%202016-12-01%20at%201.59.28%20PM.png" style="display:block; height:600px; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:481px" /></p> <p><em>An almost 3-year-old girl with a benign medical history was referred by her pediatrician to the emergency department (ED) because of concerns about possible pneumonia. The pediatrician reported that the patient had been normotensive despite tachycardia and tachypnea; she was also “clammy,” panting, and intermittently grunting. She was afebrile.</em></p>
childhood overweightFull-term, 5100 g girl delivered by spontaneous vaginal delivery after an uncomplicated pregnancy to a 31-year-old gravida 6, para 2 mother.